CARIBBEAN: Guyana tells Venezuela “to behave itself”

By Jamaica Observer/CMC

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Guyana’s Minister of Governance with responsibility for National Patrimony, Raphael Trotman. * Photo credit: Stabroek News

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Guyana has called on Venezuela, to “behave itself” as the two South American countries continue to seek public support for its position regarding the ongoing border dispute between them.

Minister of Governance, with responsibility for National Patrimony, Raphael Trotman, told the National Assembly Thursday that Guyana is fully prepared to stand up against Venezuela which has recently laid claim to Guyana’s territorial waters.

“Venezuela knows what it has to do and that is to behave itself,” Trotman told legislators, adding that “there is a substantial oil find off the coast of Guyana.

“What we now have to do is develop it and protect it, even from the rapacious advances of our neighbours to the West”.

Trotman said that Guyana is entitled to “develop what is ours just as they (Venezuela) are entitled to develop what is theirs” and that Georgetown had allowed its neighbour to develop its own resources “without questioning by us or from us”.

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5 comments

  1. The only diploma that Maduro has is a city bus drivers license. He is ruining Venezuela with his dictatorship.

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  2. If the past is any guide to the future, then it is ALBA-tross. We have always had this one around our necks. Now we will have two, Lord? Hell oh hell! God why do you hate and punish us so much?

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  3. One of them own him, guess who.

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  4. When the war starts I wonder which side Kenny will take. What do you think?

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